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Mentalization

Based Therapy
by Prof Anthony Bateman

Mentalization is the process by which we implicitly


and explicitly interpret the actions of ourselves and others
as meaningful on the basis of intentional mental.
Unsurprisingly people with mental health problems have
been shown to have mentalizing problems, that is,
understanding their own mental states and those of
others. Mentalizing deficits have been demonstrated
in schizophrenia, personality disorder, autistic
spectrum disorder, depression and other psychiatric
disorders although the causes of the mentalizing
problems differ in the different disorders. Nevertheless
mentalizing problems contribute to the clinical
presentation of all mental health disorders and as a result
it is important that mental health professionals have an
understanding of mentalizing and how to help patients
improve their mentalizing capacities.

About the Speaker


Prof Anthony Bateman is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at
Anna Freud Centre, London. He is also a Visiting Professor at University
College, London and a Honorary Professor in Psychotherapy at the
University of Copenhagen. He developed mentalization based treatment
with Peter Fonagy for borderline personality disorder and studied its
effectiveness in research trials. Adapted versions are now being used in
multi-centre trials for antisocial personality disorder, eating disorders,
and drug addiction. He was an expert member of National Institute
for Clinical Excellence (NICE) development group for treatment guidelines for
Borderline Personality Disorder in UK and is currently Chair of the
National Guideline Development Group for Eating Disorders.
WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 2
Mentalizing Skills for Mentalizing Mothers and
Mental Health Professionals Children, Families, and Adolescents
Date : Thu, 14 Jan 2016 - Fri, 15 Jan 2016 Date : Sat, 16 Jan 2016
Time : 9am - 5pm Time : 9am - 5pm
(Registration starts from 8.30am) (Registration starts from 8.30am)
Venue : Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Venue : Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
This workshop will increase the knowledge of This workshop will introduce clinicians to
clinicians about how mentalizing develops, mentalizing for families and adolescents.
why it is central to mental function and equip The developmental understanding of
them with the skill to use mentalizing mentalizing will be outlined and the use
interventions with a range of patients. The of MBT for families and MBT for
main emphasis will be on the clinician’s adolescents discussed.
attitude to the patient and how to use the
relationship with the patient effectively to Who will benefit from this workshop?
help the patient regulate affect, re-integrate All interested mental health professionals
psychotic processes, and develop more including psychiatrists, psychologists,
constructive relationships. General psychiatric nurses, social workers, case managers and
disorders, eating disorders, and personality counselors who work with children and
disorders will be discussed. families and adolescents in health, social,
and educational settings.
Who will benefit from this workshop?
All interested mental health professionals
including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, • Video and role plays will be used to support
social workers, case managers and delivery of both workshops.
counselors; practitioners working in the • No prior experience of mentalizing or
community with mental health patients. training in psychotherapy is required.

Educational objectives of workshops


• Demonstrate an understanding of the mentalizing problems of people with mental
health problems
• Recognise mentalizing and non-mentalizing interventions
• Develop and maintain a mentalizing therapeutic stance
• Use some basic mentalizing techniques in everyday clinical work

Cost Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 1 & 2


14 - 15 Jan 2016 16 Jan 2016 14 - 16 Jan 2016

Early bird discount rate (on and before 31 Oct 2015) S$930 S$550 S$1,460
Regular rate (after 31 Oct 2015) S$1,000 S$600 S$1,550
Group discount rate (Group of 3 or more) S$900 S$520 S$1,400

How to register
• Registration forms can be downloaded from www.ktph.com.sg/mbt
• Kindly send registration form to Ms Julie at samah.juliana@alexandrahealth.com.sg
• Further queries can be directed to Ms Julie at the above email or at 6602 2216

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